President George W. Bush: Staying in Time

July 28

President George W. Bush

“Life takes its own turns, makes its own demands, writes its own story, and along the way, we start to realize we are not the author.”
President George W. Bush

 Keeping time as a musician is a critical, fundamental element in any good set or playing any song well. Time. Stay in time and the song stays alive… even when that time is a bit loose or intentionally slightly off. Perfect time is never the goal, but finding the right time in each moment is what I always strive for.

Spiritually, keeping in Time with the Love of God is equally as critical in my striving forward in the purpose and will of God. He tries to keep me in His time which isn’t always some straight forward, steady meter. But it’s my job to find that meter and time signature. And it can change on a dime. I play with some great musicians and they have this ability to follow me at each turn. When I’m off they follow me and ultimately, we make it sound as if where we went is exactly where we meant to go! The difference with God is… He never makes a mistake. His meter and time signatures are always intentional and His melodies are the most beautiful sounds that you could ever imagine. And they lead to an amazing ending through melodious turns and brilliant bridges that, although seem at times difficult to follow, prove to be heart-searing experiences which make us better. When we trust, He’s not difficult to follow but we must trust the master musician. He knows where He’s going and we’d be foolish NOT to follow Him there!

Peace, today. SAG

Today’s Scripture: Jude 1:20-21

20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.


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